Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Porthguarnon Cove

Porthguarnon Cove

Porthguarnon is another small rocky cove along this stretch of coast that is just about accessible to most people. Situated just under a mile east of Penberth Cove, Porthguarnon sits at the foot of a shallow valley, nestled between granite cliffs.

The foreshore consists of the same sort of rocks and boulders found at neighbouring coves, so this isn't the kind of spot you'd want to lay your towel out or bring the kids.

Swimming is probably fine but not advised as this is a secluded spot and there are no lifeguards.

Type of beach

Rocky

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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Postcode

TR19 6HJ

OS grid ref.

SW 4102 2303

Facilities

None

Parking

There are a few parking spaces on the road at Penberth Cove

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